I have collected Boxing autobiographies for a long time,I had a lot of fights as young boxer and enough in the RN to know I wasn't going anywhere. If you are into this can I recommend my latest,Atlas by Teddy Atlas. I often wondered when I watched the USA fight channel,why this chap was always there as a top respected commentator with no fight record. Reading his life story I know why. I also recommend Gypsy Jem Mace the bare knuckle champion. I was fascinated by the career of Stanley Ketchel middle weight champ who feared no-one and beat them all. Got his life story,he fought Jack Johnson and thought he could win!Johnson was told to take it easy to make the bout credible,Stanley knocked him down,Johnson got up,smiled and knocked all of Stanleys teeth out with a savage uppercut. Stanley was sitting having breakfast one day at the age of 24 when a chap shot him in the back and killed him because he thought he was creaming his wife. Turned out to be wrong ,maybe! I have the auto's of Dempsey,Cooper etc but I find the older boxers more interesting especially the middle weights although I do have the story of forgotten British champ Teddy Baldcock. Some great boxing stories out there but try Atlas from the view of a trainer and a tough kid in general, if you like boxing. I also have a lot of DVD bouts,they were hard sods in those days. BTW Noted Irish boxer Jack Dempsey [I have his life story] was more Jewish than Irish,in fact he was more American Indian than Irish. Another myth.